July 24, 2015
Single purpose API
In the world of fleet management, incorrect data can cost a company a lot of time and money, and in some current systems the potential for error is a little too high. Shaw Tracking's Hours Of Service (HOS) web service is an electronic on-board recording system that allows dispatchers to monitor real-time driving hours and access information such as driver logs, odometer readings, any violations and more. It's an efficient solution to the problems caused by other inaccurate manual log systems. The company makes this data available to developers via the SOAP-based HOS API.
Seven APIs h ave been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Shipping, Audio and Database categories, among others. Here's a rundown of what is new.
Dataplug is for businesses that ship using multiple carriers and need to manage which orders should be shipped via which carrier. The legacy solution of course is manual entry: sort the orders according to carrier and then enter them into the different carrier websites. Beyond costing time and money, it creates a customer service nightmare when a customer wants to track a package. "Which carrier did we send that on, again," the operator might be wondering. Dataplug finesses all that, right down to the tracking, done all in one place--and customers can go to your site and track packages themselves.